Sunday, June 1, 2008

Horse sushi

Japan's facing a tuna shortage. Martin Fackler for the NY Times:

The restaurant’s owner, Shigekazu Ozoe, 56, said the current situation reminded him of the last time he had no tuna to sell — in 1973, during a scare over mercury poisoning in oceans when customers refused to buy it. At that time, he tried to find other red-colored substitutes like smoked deer meat and raw horse, a local delicacy in some parts of Japan.

“We tasted it, and horse sushi was pretty good,” he recalled. “It was soft, easy to bite off, had no smell.”

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  1. I have been offered horse but have passed as tuna is still available. Not so sure I would order it, but if given to me, why not?
    Same goes for boshing-tang (dog soup in Korea), I won't order it, but if it is sitting in front of me, I'll give it a go.

  2. I don't think I could bring myself to try horse or dog.